CANVAS COURSE SITES
Canvas sites for official catalog courses are created automatically when released by the Registrar’s Office. An announcement will be made on the Canvas gateway page when they become available. Once created, you will see the sites on your Canvas Dashboard and in your Courses list. Please confirm your Canvas course sites before the start of each term and verify you have sites for all courses you are assigned to teach. If you do not see a course site, please check with your department scheduler to check official scheduling information.
If you are transitioning to teaching online and want to learn about best practices in online teaching, consider participating in Delivering Learning Experiences Online (DLEO), a self-paced online course with optional instructional designer facilitation. Learn more and register.
Also you can review any of the workshop sessions on Canvas, Zoom, and UDCapture (My Media and Media Gallery) found on the Tools for Remote Teaching webpage.
Here you will find everything you need to learn how to use Canvas and to set up your new Canvas course site.
ATS DEVELOPED RESOURCES
- Canvas Faculty Center — This Canvas course is for faculty to learn how to get the most out of Canvas for teaching and learning.
- Canvas Faculty Quick Start Guide — This short, two-paged guide describes the tools needed to set up a basic Canvas course.
- Canvas Overview Video – Creating a Basic Course — This short video will demonstrate all the steps of creating a basic Canvas course.
- Start of Term Checklist – Please refer to this checklist when preparing your course.
- End of Term Checklist – Please refer to this checklist to finish up your course.
CANVAS DEVELOPED RESOURCES
- Canvas Instructor Guide — Canvas step-by-step text documentation specific to instructors.
- Canvas Student Guide — Canvas step-by-step text documentation specific to students.
- Canvas Basics Guide — Canvas step-by-step text documentation covering general information, canvas and mobile features.
- Canvas Video Guide — Canvas video instructions.
We offer workshops and personal consultations to help faculty learn how to use Canvas, to set up a basic Canvas course, or to master advanced Canvas topics.
We offer Canvas workshops focused on the basics, advanced topics, grading, collaboration, and UD CaptureSpace. Upcoming workshops and events are displayed in the calendar to the right. Select a workshop to find details or to register or view all workshop descriptions on the Workshops page.
If you do not see a workshop for a topic, please send us a suggestion at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also schedule an individual consultation with an instructional designer to help get started with Canvas, review an existing course, or learn about Canvas tools. Consultations can be held in the Faculty Commons (Pearson 116), in your office, or virtually. You can also request a department consultation if you have several members of your department who have questions about Canvas.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can anyone log in to Canvas?
In general yes, anyone can log in using their UDelNet ID and password if teaching or taking a class that uses Canvas. Users will have access only to those course sites in which they are enrolled.
How do I get a Canvas course?
Canvas sites for official catalog courses are created automatically when released by the Registrar’s Office. An announcement will be made on the Canvas gateway page when they become available. Once created, you will see the sites on your Canvas Dashboard and in your Courses list. Please confirm your Canvas course sites before the start of each term and verify you have sites for all courses you are assigned to teach.
If you do not see a site for a course you are teaching on your Dashboard, first check if the course is part of a multiple-section course site. If not, verify that you are listed as instructor-of-record for the course. Sometimes “Staff” is listed instead of your name. If you are not, contact your Schedule of Classes (SOC), Departmental Contact. Your departmental contact can update UDSIS. Information on Course Scheduling/SOC Instructions is provided by the Office of the University Registrar. Finally, if you are the instructor-of-record in UDSIS and do not see the course, please email email@example.com. Include in your message the course and section you are teaching so that we can troubleshoot the problem.
If you need to request a course that is not an official catalog course, please submit your request using the Miscellaneous Site Request form.
Is there a start of term checklist?
Although each Canvas course is different, there are some basics things you should do when you create a new course. Use this checklist to make sure that your Canvas courses are ready!
Is there an end of term checklist?
Once the semester is complete, there is nothing you must do to complete your course. But you may like to perform some tasks for record-keeping and student access as listed in this checklist.
How do I add students to my Canvas course?
You do not need to add students to your course. If a student is enrolled in a course section, the student will be automatically enrolled in your Canvas course. Rosters synchronized nightly. You can view your students in the People tool. Remember your course must be published for students to access your course.